Need a unique facility for your meeting, wedding, production, or event? 

Consider hosting your event in our beautiful lobby.

  • $100 per hour rental fee (lobby only)
  • Chairs and tables can be provided upon request for an additional $25 fee
  • Catering, beverages, tablecloths, etc. are NOT provided by the planetarium
  • No alcohol is allowed on the college campus
  • Subject to availability of the dome space and appropriate staff. 

Schedule a special Staerkel Planetarium program for your group! 

  • $250 per hour for one show (seating up to 128; show is an existing program)
  • $100 per hour for additional shows during your event
  • $100 per hour for any production services (creating/editing a show)
  • $40 per hour to add a second technician (if needed on-site)
  • $10 per hour to add a second student worker (if required)

    Note that we are also allowed to negotiate fees for special events like weddings.  The price is dependent on what's required of the equipment/staff and how much time is needed in the dome.  

New! Schedule a virtual show with the planetarium staff! 

Shows will be presented on through teleconferencing software such as Zoom with sky simulation software such as Stellarium. Let us know what format you prefer. We may be able to make arrangements.

  • $50 per hour for one show
  • Only live-narrated shows are available
  • Some content will vary from shows presented in the dome